Uncle Bud was such a good friend to all of us in his extended family. When Bob Leahy and I moved to California he used would call us from his phone company job and connect us to Nana for a nice, long [free] talk. We never asked him for that gift, he simply gave it out of the kindness of his heart. I loved the way he took such tender care of Aunt Dottie, who was always frail. He was a wonderful human being.